Ultimate Victory

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Ultimate Victory
Ultimate Victory.jpg
Studio album by Chamillionaire
Released September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre
Length 79:47
Label
Producer
Chamillionaire chronology
The Sound of Revenge
(2005)The Sound of Revenge2005
Ultimate Victory
(2007)
Poison
(2017)Poison2017
Singles from Ultimate Victory
  1. "Hip Hop Police"
    Released: July 22, 2007 (2007-07-22)
  2. "The Bill Collecta"
    Released: September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)[1]
  3. "Industry Groupie"
    Released: October 9, 2007 (2007-10-09)[1]

Ultimate Victory is the second studio album by American rapper Chamillionaire. It was released on September 18, 2007. The album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 79,000 copies in the first week.[2] It is notable for not containing any profanity.

Critical reception[edit]

Ultimate Victory was generally well received by most critics.

  • Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 - praised the title track stating, "“The Ultimate Victory”—on which Chamillionaire expresses sympathy for media-dogged celebrities like Eminem and Britney Spears and admits, "I'm still filled with doubt"—might be the most personally reflective hip-hop track since Slim Shady himself stepped to the mic."
  • Allmusic - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "A positive outlook for the future of the genre."
  • Allhiphop.com 8.5 out of 10 - "Chamillionaire's flow and lyricism is rampant through each track on Ultimate Victory."
  • Hip Hop DX - 3.5 out of 5 "Chamillionaire effortlessly transitions from one subject to the next without coming off too overbearing or preachy. Blending his trademark, butter-smooth melodies with hard-hitting beats and intricate punch lines, The Ultimate Victory is an interesting blend of braggadocio, thought-provoking, political undertones and bravado, something rarely seen from today’s mainstream MC."
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
AllHipHop (8.5/10)[4]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[6]
PopMatters (7/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine B−[9]
USA Today 3/5 stars[10]
XXL (L)[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Morning News" 3:58
2. "Hip Hop Police" (featuring Slick Rick) 4:11
3. "Standing Ovation"
  • Kane Beatz
4:27
4. "Won't Let You Down" (featuring Kevin Cossom)
  • Kane Beatz
4:37
5. "Industry Groupie"
  • J.R. Rotem
3:32
6. "Pimp Mode" (featuring Bun B) 5:22
7. "Rock Star" (featuring Lil Wayne) 5:00
8. "Skit"   3:04
9. "The Bill Collecta" (featuring Krayzie Bone) 3:51
10. "The Ultimate Vacation"
  • The Beat Bullies
4:05
11. "Come Back to the Streets" 4:52
12. "I Think I Love You"
  • The Beat Bullies
4:43
13. "The Evening News"
  • Kane Beatz
4:08
14. "Welcome to the South" (featuring Pimp C)
  • Kane Beatz
4:12
15. "You Must Be Crazy" (featuring Lil Ken)
  • Dave MG
4:54
16. "We Breakin' Up" 4:40
17. "Skit: Stuck in the Ghetto" (featuring Tony Henry)   1:45
18. "Rocky Road" (featuring Devin the Dude)
  • Happy Perez
4:59
19. "The Ultimate Victory"
  • Happy Perez
3:11

Samples[edit]

Chart position[edit]

Chart(s) (2007) Peak
Position
US Billboard 200 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 3
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 3

Bonus DVD[edit]

Chamillionaire released his Bonus DVD to Ultimate Victory. This DVD is only in exclusive double-pack in BET Edition available at Wal-Mart.

DVD features are:

  • ACCESS GRANTED: "Turn It Up", "Ridin'", "Grown & Sexy", "Hip-Hop Police"/"Evening News"
  • 106 & PARK: Chamillionaire Interview
  • BET Spring Bling 2007 Performance
  • BET Black Collage Tour
  • Fly Rydes

Music videos:

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 18, 2007
United Kingdom October 1, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". 
  2. ^ Henry Adaso. "Top 100 Rap Songs of 2007". About.com Entertainment. 
  3. ^ Henry Adaso. "From Chamillionaire to Chabillionaire". About.com Entertainment. 
  4. ^ 2007
  5. ^ 2007
  6. ^ "Ultimate Victory - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. 
  7. ^ "Chamillionaire". PopMatters. 
  8. ^ "2007". Archived from the original on November 15, 2009. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Chamillionaire - Ultimate Victory - Review - Stylus Magazine". 
  10. ^ 2007
  11. ^ "Hip-Hop News, Rap Music - XXL". XXL Mag.